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Tennessee WR reaching elite status

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Nashville (Tenn.) David Lipscomb wide receiver/safety Austin Rogers is one of the fastest rising prospects in the South. He is picking up offers and narrowing things down.
“Vanderbilt and Mississippi State were the first schools to offer me,” Rogers said. “Coach Fulmer at Tennessee had told me they were going to offer, but I don’t count them until they are in writing. Well that offer finally came and now I have an offer from Tennessee.”
As impressive as the offers that the 6-foot-1.5, 175-pound already has are, he may not quite be through.
“I just got back from camp at Virginia and they looking at me really hard as well,” Rogers said. “They said that they aren’t going to let me many more people commit because they are filling up. They said that they are looking to get two more wide receivers and they were going to talk about who else they want to offer. Before I left they told me that they should know something in about two weeks, but that I had a good chance to get an offer.”
Rogers exploded onto the recruiting scene with his NIKE camp performance in Baton Rouge, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds, had a 4.31 second shuttle and 32-inch vertical jump.
“Right now my top three schools are Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee,” Rogers said. “I’m still looking at Alabama, LSU, Mississippi Stat and Vanderbilt as well. My coach wants me to make a decision before the season starts so I can get all this behind me. I want to take an official visit to Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee, but I will probably take those at the beginning of the season and then commit early into my senior year.”
As a junior Rogers caught 32 passes for 1,179 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also had nine interceptions on defense.
“I have camped at Virginia and Tennessee already,” Rogers said. “I am planning to camp at Georgia on July 10 and I am interested to see Georgia. They have been recruiting me really hard for a while and I hope that I can go over there and earn an offer at their camp.”
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